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Landscape, Monumentality and Expression of Group identities in Iron Age and Roman east Kent

Wallace, Lacey; Mullen, Alex


Lacey Wallace


The Canterbury Hinterland Project (CHP) has combined aerial photographic and LiDAR analysis, synthesis of HER and other data across east Kent with targeted survey south and east of Canterbury. We present possible hillforts, temples, large enclosures, a major trackway, linking paths, burials, and high-status Roman-period complexes and argue that people organized the landscape to communicate meaning in two main ways: a ‘public’ face oriented towards the Dover–Canterbury road and expressions of ritual and remembrance for local groups. The character of this rural population has traditionally been understood in terms of its relationship to the civitas capital and villas, we look beyond this to examine a more detailed vision of possible social interactions.


Wallace, L., & Mullen, A. (2019). Landscape, Monumentality and Expression of Group identities in Iron Age and Roman east Kent. Britannia, 50, 75-108.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 8, 2019
Online Publication Date Jun 20, 2019
Publication Date Nov 1, 2019
Deposit Date Apr 27, 2017
Publicly Available Date May 10, 2019
Journal Britannia
Print ISSN 0068-113X
Electronic ISSN 1753-5352
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Pages 75-108
Keywords Aerial photography, Canterbury, Geophysical survey, Iron Age and Roman Kent, Landscape, Memory, Power, Ritual, Settlement, Social organization
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